I only got to watch the first half of this one (flying to Orlando) and boy was it ugly. No A game tonight, more like a D. You can make lots of excuses about the back to back, the compressed schedule, his bruised sternum from the Hawks game, this and that, but Jeremy just had a horrible game. From the outset he had a little "deer in the headlights" look. The good thing is this was just like a quiz with the final coming in a few months during the playoffs. He has a lot of studying, learning, and hard work ahead. Where to start? First, valuing every possession, as those rips should never happen. He cannot have mental lapses bringing the ball up on small and quick defenders. Also, if teams are gonna pressure like that, Tyson needs to set the backcourt screen and take the guys head off. You have to make them pay.
Do not panic folks, Jeremy will be just fine. He was able to see up close the best defense in the NBA and two of the leagues best players. I am confident he will bounce back strong after the A-S break and use this as a great learning experience and continue to improve his game.
As for the Knicks as a team, they showed flashes of what they will be come playoff time. Jorts coming back is a great addition as he helps spread the floor even more. No one is going to want to play this team come playoff time. They will be dangerous.